Protective means designed or intended to protect something or someone from harm.
Protective gloves reduce the absorption of chemicals through the skin...
Protective measures are necessary if the city’s monuments are to be preserved.
ADJ: usu ADJ n
If someone is ~ towards you, they look after you and show a strong desire to keep you safe.
He is very ~ towards his mother...
ADJ: oft ADJ towards/of n
Simon drove me to the airport and ~ly told me to look after myself.
ADV: ADV with v
What she felt now was ~ness towards her brothers, her sister and her new baby.